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Google+ Is Finally Shutting Down

Google has just announced that it will shut down its social network Google+. This is in the wake of a security vulnerability that affected 500,000 users. This vulnerability was found during a security investigation into the Google APIs, while the company was looking for APIs that were too broad, or that didn’t deliver on their promises. Google also stated that Google+ “has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps. The consumer version of Google+ currently has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds.”

In addition to shutting down Google+ consumer accounts, they also plan to make changes to their privacy policy, including new changes to its API to limit developers access to user’s data on Gmail and Android devices.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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